Viewpoint: ‘Heritage’ of emotional decision-making fuels EU’s opposition to biotech crops | Genetic Literacy Project

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and diplomat famously put it, “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/11/09/viewpoint-heritage-of-emotional-decision-making-fuels-eus-opposition-to-biotech-crops/

Weed killer in your Cheerios? A pesticide expert explains everything you should know about glyphosate | Genetic Literacy Project

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is applied to most of the U.S. corn and soybean crops. For decades, it’s been considered one
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/11/09/weed-killer-in-your-cheerios-a-pesticide-expert-explains-everything-you-should-know-about-glyphosate/

Peru taking over as strong blueberry supplier

The blueberry season has now well and truly transitioned to South America and supplies have been coming for just over a month now. The first blueberries were air freighted to expedite the…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9040089/peru-taking-over-as-strong-blueberry-supplier/

Despite EU gene-editing restrictions, Dutch government may greenlight CRISPR crop studies | Genetic Literacy Project

Dutch agriculture minister Carola Schouten is considering allowing experiments involving a ‘light form’ of crop genetic modification even though the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/11/06/despite-eu-gene-editing-restrictions-dutch-government-may-greenlight-crispr-crop-studies/

Gene silencing could help boost rice yields in developing world | Genetic Literacy Project

Scientists can examine the genetic basis for some of the changes that took place during rice domestication by comparing genes in
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Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love, but don’t want to label | Genetic Literacy Project

In cheese production, the need to use traditional rennet obtained from calf stomachs has largely been removed because of a little-known success of biotechnology: fermentation-produced chymosin.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/11/02/cheese-gmo-food-die-hard-gmo-opponents-love-and-oppose-a-label-for/

Argentina’s blueberry export season started late

The delay was mainly due to low temperatures in all production areas.

As a result, and as published by the Argentinian Blueberry Committee in its periodic bulletin, Argentina projects that blueberry production in week 42…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9038294/argentina-s-blueberry-export-season-started-late/

Researchers Develop a Tool to Predict Off-target Editing by CRISPR- Crop Biotech Update ( 10/31/2018 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Researchers Develop a Tool to Predict Off-target Editing by CRISPR: A successfully designed CRISPR gene editing system is one with a minimal presence of ‘off-target mutations,’ or modifications of DNA outside the targe…
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